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I’d love it if, when people make a decision at the Independence Referendum, they make a choice based on facts and evidence.
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I made a mistake this weekend.  I joined a conversation on Twitter between Scottish Nationalists and Unionists which had been going on for a long time, and thought I’d be smart.  A question had been asked about what the SNP had achieved in 10 years and I replied with a screenshot of a previous tweet … Continue reading Thank you Steve, the reasonable unionist.
Twitter user Fraser Whyte recently – and rightly – took me to task recently for using outdated information to support my conclusions in this post. In his pinned tweet he paraphrases Bertrand Russel; “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full … Continue reading “Too poor”, revisited.
I recently read an article entitled ‘Scottish Independence Referendum: 5 Economic Reasons To Vote ‘No’’.  While it was published in the run up to the referendum in 2014, some of the arguments will be rolled out again come the next referendum.  Notwithstanding it was published in Forbes, whose editor-in-chief Steve Forbes is a two time … Continue reading 5 Economic Reasons...
Td;dr No I was out the other night with a dear friend who voted for Scotland to stay in the UK and the UK to leave the EU. As we discussed it, it seemed clear to me that his biggest concern about an independent Scotland was economic. I completely understand that; my partner works for … Continue reading But isn’t Scotland “too poor”? (Or, isn’t Scotland just a...
Tl;dr.  No.   All too often on the media (both mainstream and social) it is assumed that it is “just” Nicola Sturgeon who wants Independence for Scotland.  Or her and her “SNP henchmen“. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson claims that Sturgeon,”doesn’t speak for Scotland“, but given that 56 of 59 Scottish MPs at Westminster are …...
tldr; No. There is a refrain among some commentators that the Scottish National Party are ‘just like the Nazis‘.  Comparisons to the Nazis and Hitler are so frequent in political debate that there’s even a name for it: Godwin’s Law.  I thought I’d look at it in a bit more depth. The National Socialist German Workers’ … Continue reading But aren’t...
Far too often both campaigns in 2014 failed to present actual facts, I don't want that to happen again.
I made a mistake this weekend.  I joined a conversation on Twitter between Scottish Nationalists and Unionists which had been going on for a long time, and thought I’d be smart.  A question had been asked about what the SNP had achieved in 10 years and I replied with a screenshot of a previous tweet … Continue reading Thank you Steve, the reasonable unionist.
Twitter user Fraser Whyte recently – and rightly – took me to task recently for using outdated information to support my conclusions in this post. In his pinned tweet he paraphrases Bertrand Russel; “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full … Continue reading “Too poor”, revisited.
I recently read an article entitled ‘Scottish Independence Referendum: 5 Economic Reasons To Vote ‘No’’.  While it was published in the run up to the referendum in 2014, some of the arguments will be rolled out again come the next referendum.  Notwithstanding it was published in Forbes, whose editor-in-chief Steve Forbes is a two time … Continue reading 5 Economic Reasons...
Td;dr No I was out the other night with a dear friend who voted for Scotland to stay in the UK and the UK to leave the EU. As we discussed it, it seemed clear to me that his biggest concern about an independent Scotland was economic. I completely understand that; my partner works for … Continue reading But isn’t Scotland “too poor”? (Or, isn’t Scotland just a...
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